Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Botani Natural Skin Care

Botani believes that beautiful skin lies in Hippocrates' concept of 'the healing power of nature', using ingredients that work in sync with the skin, allowing it to breathe instead of suffocating it with petroleum derivatives.

Botani natural skin care products are made in Australia using natural, wild harvested and organic certified ingredients from the highest quality plant sources around the world.

Botani products are 100% vegan and cruelty free.

One of the key ingredients of Botani products is Olive Squalene, a powerful anti-ageing plant active that incredibly mimics the skin's own protective, hydrating and rejuvenating functions.

As a result I was super excited to trial a selection of products from the Botani range including the:
  • Botani Radiant Rose Mask
  • Botani Olive Skin Serum & 
  • Botani Olive Repair Cream Day/Night Moisturiser.

Left to Right: Botani Olive Skin Serum,
Botani Olive Repair Cream Day/Night Moisturiser &
Botani Radiant Rose Mask.


Botani Radiant Rose Mask


Botani Radiant Rose Mask


As soon as I lifted the inner seal of the Botani Radiant Rose Mask a beautiful delicate rose geranium scent wafted out of the jar to greet me! 

This scent is such a relaxing and calming scent, it was love at first whiff!

The mask itself has a lovely light whipped consistency which is easy to apply and spread over your face.

It contains the moisturising actives Betaine, Crambe Absynnica and Olive Oil.

The ingredients also include the unique Australian active Native Mountain Pepperberry which contains anthocyanins. I don't think I've come across this ingredient in any product I've used before. 

The mask has high antioxidant and humectant properties which strengthen the skin barrier.

I've been using this mask three times a week on average and my skin always feels so soft, plump, nourished and moisturised afterwards. It truly does make my skin look more radiant which is definitely what I'm wanting especially the older I get!

This mask is perfect for people like me with mature dry & dehydrated skin.

Click HERE to check out the current price of the Botani Radiant Rose Mask. 

Be quick as Botani products are currently on sale with a 3 for 2 special!

Botani Olive Skin Serum


Botani Olive Skin Serum

The key ingredient in this serum is Olive Squalene which I mentioned in the introduction to this post.

Human skin contains up to 12-13% Squalene. It is the skin's own natural moisturiser and antioxidant.

It oxygenates skin cells thereby accelerating new cell growth. Squalene is the most valuable and indispensable plant active skin ingredient to help moisturise, protect and hydrate your skin.

As human skin ages, Squalene levels begin to decline. It is important to replenish these levels daily to help retain skin moisture. 

Botani Olive Skin Serum contains 99% Squalene! 

It also contains the added benefits of skin nutrients Vitamins C and E to protect the skin from environmental and free radical damage. 

I've been using this serum twice a day both in the mornings under my makeup and also as a night treatment for skin rejuvenation.

It's actually an amazing multi tasking product that has dozens of other uses too including scar healing, treating various skin conditions and using it on cuticles, dry elbows and to neaten stray unruly eyebrows!

I've found this formula to absorb into my skin quickly and it definitely results in a quick and effective skin hydration boost. It also corrects uneven skin tone and my skin feels more supple after using it.

It leaves my skin feeling satiny smooth with a healthy looking radiant glow and softens my fine lines and wrinkles. 

It's the perfect anti ageing serum for those of us who tend to have tired, dehydrated and/or  stressed skin.

Click HERE to check out the current price of the Botani Olive Skin Serum. 

Don't forget Botani products are currently on sale with a 3 for 2 special!

Botani Olive Repair Cream Day/Night Moisturiser


Botani Olive Repair Cream Day/Night Moisturiser

Botani Olive Repair Cream is another product perfectly suited for sensitive, dry and/or mature skin.

It is a gentle, yet intensive and rich moisturiser with once again a high concentration of Olive Squalene.

A little of this cream goes a long way. It is suitable for use as both a day and night cream.

I've found it to absorb quickly into my skin without any greasy residue.

My skin always feels velvety smooth, soft and hydrated after using it.

Click HERE to check out the current price of the Botani Olive Repair Cream.

As mentioned above Botani products are currently on sale with a 3 for 2 special!

Have you tried any Botani products? 

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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Sally Hansen Newly Launched Color Therapy Nail Polish Hues

Access your aura and align your chakras!

It's a new age of Sally Hansen Color Therapy hues!

Sally Hansen has just launched nine new shades of saturated colour blended with nourishing Argan oil.

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polishes

The eight new shades that I received are (from left to right top row, and then left to right bottom row):
  • 142  In My Element 
  • 210  Re-nude
  • 402  Plum Euphoria
  • 192  Sunrise Salutation
  • 194  Burnished Bronze
  • 370  Unwine'd
  • 150  Steel Serene & 
  • 372  Wine Therapy.

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polishes

This latest collection of shades is the perfect mix of pearl and cream finishes.

The shades are inspired by the colours revealed from reading energies of aura and chakras.

It includes some gorgeous cream nudes,


Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polishes:
210 Re-nude, 192 Sunrise Salutation & 150 Steely Serene.

and my three favourites, these stunning pearl finish nail polishes!


Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polishes:
142 In My Element, 402 Plum Euphoria & 194 Burnished Bronze. 

It also includes these two red shades, one a cream finish and the other a glorious pearl finish! 

These shades are perfect Autumn and Winter nail polish shades that I will no doubt wear on high rotation over the next  few months.

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polishes:
370 Unwine'd & 372 Wine Therapy.

All these shades of Sally Hansen Color Therapy nail polish are enhanced by the addition of Argan oil to nourish and moisturise weak dry nails back to health whilst providing a gorgeous finish that instantly beautifies your nails and smooths out any imperfections.

It is long lasting compared to other nail polishes I have tried. It claims to last for 10 days. My polish lasted over a week without chipping, which is absolutely amazing for me!

I found all the Sally Hansen Color Therapy shades to apply smoothly and evenly, and result in a beautiful shiny finish. The wide brush makes application easy. The polish is quick drying. 

I highly recommend this range of Sally Hansen Color Therapy nail polishes.

I now have my Autumn and Winter nail polish 'wardrobe' all sorted! 

Find your higher power with these majestic saturated new Sally Hansen Color Therapy shades!


Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polishes 

NOTE: If your nails are currently brittle and weak, in addition to treating them with these Sally Hansen Color Therapy nail polishes you may also be interested in reading my Guide to the Best Hair, Skin & Nails Vitamins. Click HERE to read. These vitamins have made such a positive difference to the strength of my nails.

Which Sally Hansen shade is your favourite out of the above nail polishes?

Do you prefer a cream or pearl finish? 


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Ingrid.

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Sunday, 8 April 2018

Guide To The Best Hair, Skin and Nails Vitamins 2018


Best Hair, Skin and Nails Vitamins Guide

Most of us all desire beautiful luscious hair, clear luminous skin and strong healthy nails that don't chip or split!

Sometimes our own DNA, diet and topical beauty treatments just aren't enough to deliver the results we want.

We may be deficient in certain nutrients, have various medical conditions or have other circumstances that mean our hair skin and nails suffer.

In these circumstances using a hair, skin and nails supplement can be your saviour!

Personally I started using skin, hair, nail vitamins because my nails were so brittle and were breaking and splitting all the time. Since taking these vitamins for the past 6 months my nails are so much stronger now! I am so impressed!

But which are the best beauty vitamins and supplements to take?

Read the best hair, skin and nails vitamins reviews below to narrow down your purchasing choice.

Click HERE to see my personal favourite beauty vitamins.

You might be asking yourself "where can I buy beauty vitamins and supplements?" I certainly recommend buying them online. It is quick, easy and convenient.

There are various deals out there but first you need to know which the best hair, skin and nail vitamins are to choose from.


Compare the Best Hair, Skin and Nail Vitamins 2018


Use the listing below to compare the best hair, skin, nails vitamins currently for sale in Australia. 

Click on the pink links to check the current prices and find out the exact ingredients of each vitamin.



Blackmores Nails, Hair & Skin 
120 Tablets
Recommended Serving: One tablet per day
One jar will last for 120 days 
Price: $32.95
Cost Per Day: $0.27
Key Ingredients: Silica, Horsetail, Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Biotin, Zinc





Swisse Ultiboost Hair Skin Nails+
100 Tablets
Recommended Serving: One tablet per day
One jar will last for 100 days
Price: $26.99
Cost Per Day: $0.27
Key Ingredients: Biotin, Silicon, Zinc, Iron, Vitamin C, St Mary's Thistle 





Nature's Way Hair Skin & Nails VitaGummies
60 Berry Flavoured Gummies
Recommended Serving: 2 gummies per day
One jar will last for 30 days
Price: $19.95
Cost Per Day: $0.67
Key Ingredients: Vitamin C, Biotin, Vitamin E, Zinc








Caruso's Super Collagen Builder Hair Skin Nails
500ml Pomegranate Flavour
Recommended Serving: 10ml once a day
One bottle will last 50 days
Price: $24.99
Cost Per Day: $0.50
Key Ingredients: Astaxanthin, Silicon, Vitamin C, Biotin & French Marine Pine Bark




Nature's Way Beauty Collagen Berry Gummies
40 Berry Flavoured Gummies in a Jar
Recommended serving: 3 gummies a day
One jar contains enough for 13 days. 
Price: $19.99
Cost per day: $1.54
99.8% Sugar Free
Key Ingredient: Collagen (Verisol 23%)

             
             500ml Apple Flavoured Liquid
             Recommended Serving: 25ml a day
             One 500ml bottle contains enough for 20 days.
             Price: $24.99
             Cost Per Day: $1.25
             Key Ingredient: Collagen Peptide (Verisol B 10%), Vitamin E



   


   Bioglan Inner Glow Beauty Powder
   100g Powder. 
   Needs to be dissolved in 200ml water 
   Recommended Serving: 2 tsp (10g)   
   One jar will last 10 days. 
   Price: $22.99
   Cost Per Day: $2.30 
   Key Ingredient: Hydrolysed Collagen (27.6%), Natural           Vitamin C & Zinc



60 Tablets
Recommended Serving: 1 tablet daily with a meal 
One jar will last 60 days.
Price: $52.95
Cost Per Day: $0.88
Key Ingredient: Riboflavin, Zinc Silicon Biotin, Vitamin B5


Consider the Following Factors in Best Hair, Skin and Nails Vitamins Reviews


All the above beauty vitamins are effective and deliver what they promise. Sometimes it can be confusing to choose between them.

I recommend taking the following into consideration to help you decide which of these beauty supplements suits your needs the best.

Consider whether you are wanting a liquid, powder, gummy or tablet form of vitamin or supplement

Consider which flavour you prefer.

Consider the cost per day. The cost per day has been calculated using the current full prices at the time of writing this guide. These prices may change without notice either going up over time or coming down during sales. 

Consider which key ingredients are the most appropriate for your needs. 

I have listed the main beauty benefits of the key ingredients below to assist you in your decision making.

Blackmores Nails Hair & Skin, 
Caruso's Super Collagen Builder Hair Skin Nails & 
Nature's Way Beauty Collagen Berry Gummies 


Key Ingredient Beauty Benefits


The key ingredients are listed in alphabetical order for your convenience.

Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant. It helps fight free radicals and may help skin health and support the moisture content of your skin.

It may also assist with wrinkles and skin elasticity by protecting the skin.

Biotin

Biotin maintains healthy skin, hair and nails. It stimulates hair and nail growth.

It maintains hair health by assisting to regulate scalp oil production. It also helps reduce hair loss.

Lower levels of biotin have been observed in people who suffer from dandruff or an excessively oily scalp.

Biotin can help achieve glowing, wrinkle free skin.


Biotin also assists in improving the condition of soft brittle nails.

Vitamins containing Biotin are the best vitamins for nails strength, best vitamins for nail growth and best vitamins for hair growth.

Collagen

Collagen makes up 75% of our skin, 90% of our ligaments and 3% of our bones. It is a vital functioning protein in our bodies.

Collagen is responsible for our skin's elasticity. It is known to give our skin a radiant and vibrant boost.

When we are young we have an abundance of collagen resulting in our skin being taut and feeling soft, smooth and supple. 

As we age our collagen may decline and our ability to produce collagen decreases. 

This results in the first visible signs of ageing. It has an impact on our skin, hair and joints leading to sagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines, thinning hair and aches and pains.

Collagen vitamins and supplements aim to increase collagen levels, as well as stimulate further natural production of collagen, enhancing skin elasticity and hydration levels from within.

Collagen can help improve the health of your hair, skin and nails.


Healthy & Strong Nails

French Marine Pine Bark

French Marine Pine Bark is a powerful antioxidant which fights free radicals and may help skin health.

French Marine Pine Bark has also been reported to reduce hyper pigmentation of the skin, repair existing skin damage and increase skin elasticity.

It has been shown to increase the production of collagen.

Horsetail

Horsetail contains many nutrients and minerals. 

It is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

Horsetail can help strengthen brittle nails. 

The main ingredient of horsetail is the mineral silica which helps grow healthy hair and strengthens hair strands.

Silica horsetail also contains collagen and has the benefits as listed for collagen above.

Iron

Iron is essential for healthy hair, skin and nails. 

Iron gives your skin a healthy glow. 

Anemia caused by iron deficiency may result in pale skin and dark circles under your eyes.

Iron also helps fight hair loss.

Iron has numerous non beauty related benefits too.

Silica

Silicon is involved in the formation of collagen. Silicon plays a fundamental role in the crosslinking mechanism of collagen and elastin.

Silica plays an import role in keeping your nails, teeth and hair robust and healthy.

St Mary's Thistle

St Mary's Thistle is a powerful antioxidant.


Riboflavin

Essential for healthy skin. Riboflavin assists in tissue repair such as growth of hair, skin and nails.

Vitamin B5

Vital for cellular energy.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is involved in the production of collagen and may assist in the maintenance of collagen and connective tissue.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E contributes to cell protection from free radical damage.

Vitamin E boosts the production of collagen.

Vitamin E can help stimulate hair growth, prevent premature graying of hair and give lustrous hair.


Zinc

Antioxidant activity supports healthy skin renewal processes. Zinc can also help lessen acne.

Time Frame For Taking Beauty Vitamins & Supplements


It is important to note that it will take time for you to start seeing the benefits of beauty vitamin and supplement taking.

You will not see the desired results in one day, one week or even one month. 

Hair and nails especially take a long time to grow, so seeing improvements from your hair and nail vitamins and seeing an improvement in your hair and nail strength will take time as well! 

Clinical trials have found it takes approximately 12 weeks to improve your nail strength.

I have read through hundreds of hair, skin and nails vitamin reviews online. Many reviews said they stopped taking the vitamins after 1 or 2 months of seeing no results but the reviews where women took these beauty vitamins and supplements for 3 months or longer are the reports where reviewers are all raving about their results! 

Personally it was after taking beauty vitamins for about three months that I started seeing the benefits of stronger nails, stronger & healthier hair, and more radiant skin too.   


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My Choice of Best Hair, Skin and Nails Vitamins 2018


I am happy recommending any of the above listed best hair, nail and skin vitamins and supplements.

Some of the above however may be better for certain circumstances than others. Hence my specific recommendations are as follows.

Best Hair, Skin and Nail Vitamin For First Time Users

If you haven't used hair, skin and nail vitamins before I recommend the Blackmores Nails Hair & Skin 120 tablets.

The reason for this is that one jar contains 3 months worth of these beauty vitamins. As a result you are less likely to stop using them before you reach the three month mark.

By three months you should be experiencing visible signs of the benefits: stronger nails, healthier hair and skin.

This choice is also one of the most cost effective options and my personal favourite.

Blackmores Nails Hair & Skin,
Caruso's Super Collagen Builder Hair Skin Nails &
Nature's Way Beauty Collagen Berry Gummies



Best Beauty Vitamins To Take Travelling

My choice of beauty vitamins or supplements to take when travelling is either the Nature's Way Hair Skin & Nails VitaGummies or the Nature's Way Beauty Collagen Berry Gummies.

The first reason is that these choices involve no measuring or mixing.

They are also extremely portable and easy to pop into your handbag either in the original container or in a plastic snap lock bag.

Finally, they have the benefit of looking like lollies rather than tablets or medicine so you are unlikely to get questioned as to why you are carrying them and what they are for.

Best Liquid Hair, Skin & Nail Beauty Vitamin Supplement

My selection for the best liquid hair, skin and nails supplement is Caruso's Super Collagen Builder Hair Skin Nails. 

I have finished several bottles of this liquid beauty supplement and I have previously written an article about Beauty From Within - Caruso's Natural Health Products HERE.

Best Value For Money Beauty Vitamins 

The most economical of the above listed beauty vitamins and supplements are the Blackmores Nails Hair & Skin 120 tablets and the Swisse Ultiboost Hair Skin Nails+ 100 tablets

Do you use beauty vitamins and supplements? 


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